Comfortably Unaware|Global Depletion|Food Choices

In Comfortably Unaware, Richard Oppenlander tells the truth about the effects of global depletion & our food choices on the health & environment of planet earth

Dr. Richard Oppenlander

I’ve just started reading it, and I have to say – I haven’t been this excited about a book in a long time.

Many people who care deeply about the environment have been lulled into believing that they can keep on eating meat and dairy, if only it’s organic, local, and grass fed, while saving the environment by turning down the heat, installing fluorescent bulbs, and driving a Prius. I’ve felt for many years that this makes no sense. 

Dr. Oppenlander reveals the facts, and efficiently debunks the fairy tales about global depletion, concisely and powerfully.

From Dr. Oppenlander’s website:

Do you know the true cost that your food has on our resources? “What you choose to eat is killing our planet,” says lecturer and author Dr. Richard Oppenlander. In Comfortably Unaware, he reveals the truth about food choices and its impact on our world. Dr. Oppenlander tackles the crucial issue of “global depletion” as it relates to food choice.

“We should all be committed,” he tells us, “to understanding the reality and consequences of our diet, the footprint it makes on our environment, and seek food products that are in the best interest of all living things.” His forthright information and stark mental images are often disturbing, and that’s how it should be. As the guardians of Planet Earth, we need to be shaken out of our complacency, to stop being “comfortably unaware,” and to understand the measures we must take to ensure the health and well-being of our planet and ourselves.

Dr. Oppenlander breaks down the information in easy-to-read chapters that touch on issues ranging from the rainforests (“depleting the lungs of our planet”), to water and oceans, to the air we breathe and our atmosphere. His fresh insight on this frequently suppressed topic goes well beyond the now-familiar warnings about “global warming.” His information is essential reading; he provides entirely new perspectives on our culture and how this global crisis reached such startling proportions, as well as, most important, how to solve the problem.

Comfortably Unaware will open your eyes to the global effects of your food choices and, hopefully, will encourage you to make a difference.

“Comfortably Unaware explains, so clearly, how what we choose to eat has a direct impact on the health of Planet Earth: how modern agro-business and our thoughtless appetites are, quite literally, destroying the environment and the future of our children. I urge you to read it, to think about its message, discuss it with your friends – and start to change the world, one bite, one meal, one diet at a time.” ~ Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, UN Messenger of Peace

Buy this book from the author – 50% of proceeds donated to organizations promoting the health of our planet, social justice, and the welfare of animals.

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4 Responses to “Comfortably Unaware|Global Depletion|Food Choices”

  1. Peter says:

    Thanks for calling my attention to this book! It’s sad that so many people seem to think of vegetarianism or veganism as the latest fad diet. The ethical and environmental reasons aren’t just justifications for weight loss. It’s always nice to see someone else recognizing that fact.

  2. Faith Ellens says:

    It really is hard to get everyone believe in this and still pursue with action. I hope each one of us takes on a role to face and act upon the problems of global depletion because it really is already happening.

  3. JillyJ says:

    So happy to have this book available. It is full of well researched and undeniable facts about what we are doing to the Earth and ourselves by what we are choosing to eat. Global depletion is a harsh reality and this book brings attention to what is inevitable if we don’t change. A MUST read!

  4. Lauren says:

    Thanks for posting this, the book has changed MY life and I feel like it’s a book that can change the world because it calls out so many people who tippy-toe around the real issues of global depletion! GREAT BOOK and highly recommend for anyone with a brain :)

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